blog postsClass of 2016: The 40-year plan worked for herMay 11, 2016 9:15 am1638 views Graduating senior Donna O’Shaughnessy wouldn’t have it any other wayHigh school students Discover Architecture at IllinoisMar 30, 2015 2:15 pm1616 views The Discover Architecture program gives high school students an opportunity to learn about architecture and gain a taste of the experience of studying architecture in college.Open House Weekend at Illinois, March 8 – 10Feb 26, 2019 11:00 am1522 views Open House events March 8, 9, and 10, 2019, include the colleges of Engineering, ACES, Applied Health Sciences, and Education, plus the Beckman Institute and Allerton Mansion.5 interesting facts from Illinois Homecoming historyOct 10, 2018 8:15 am1485 views There was only one year when Illinois Homecoming was canceled. Why?Professor Joy Harjo wins $100,000 poetry award for lifetime achievementSep 10, 2015 2:00 pm1435 views The professor of English and American Indian Studies has won the Wallace Stevens Award, the highest honor given by the Academy of American Poets.Campus honored for fundraising excellenceJun 12, 2019 8:30 am1407 views Illinois has been named a recipient of the 2019 Educational Fundraising Award from the Council for Advancement and Support of Education (CASE).Chancellor Jones' State of the University AddressNov 2, 2017 1:00 pm1356 views Read Chancellor Jones remarks reviewing the past year and discussing the next strategic plan being developed for the University of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignStudying history to shape the futureMay 27, 2015 10:45 am1322 views In the course of answering questions about the history of education, Professor James Anderson helps shape its future.Four faculty members selected for highest campus honorJan 23, 2018 8:30 am1098 views Professors Antoinette Burton, Nathan Gunn, Stephen P. Long and Jeffrey S. Moore have been selected to receive endowed chairs—the highest faculty honor. Open House weekend, March 10, 11Feb 20, 2017 11:00 am1086 views On March 10th and 11th, the campus will welcome hundreds of high school students for the renowned Engineering Open House and others.Parasailing in New Zealand, safari in South AfricaMay 31, 2016 9:00 pm1072 views University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign student shares her experiences traveling around the world, in a wheelchair, through study abroadPodcast addict? Subscribe to these podcasts by Illinois researchers, alumniDec 8, 2017 11:45 am1064 views If you’re a podcast fanatic and looking for something new to listen to, read about a few podcasts created by Illinois faculty members and researchers, produced by Illinois alumni or hosted by Illinois students and staff. Illinois graduate student wins Ford FellowshipAug 20, 2015 8:30 am1036 views Vanessa Rivera-Quinones of Carolina, Puerto Rico, a second-year PhD student in Mathematics, is one of 60 students nationwide to win a Ford Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship.Disability pioneer Tim Nugent nominated for Congressional Gold MedalJul 29, 2015 2:00 pm1019 views On Tuesday, July 28, U.S. Representative Rodney Davis and U.S. Senator Mark Kirk introduced a bill to award a Congressional Gold Medal to Dr. Timothy Nugent.Illinois joins UChicago, national labs in quantum collaborationOct 18, 2018 4:15 am1018 views Quantum collaboration first step in broad partnership between Illinois and the University of ChicagoUniversity of Illinois honored at Mid-America Emmy AwardsOct 6, 2016 1:30 pm993 views The university's Big Ten Network non-athletic programming producers and its journalism students were recognized at the Mid America Regional Emmy Awards on October first.Congrats, #ILLINOIS2017May 4, 2017 10:00 am987 views In the last days before Commencement, we'll be sharing eight stories from #ILLINOIS2017 graduates about their time at Illinois -- the challenges, triumphs and places on campus they'll miss most.At Illinois, disability doesn't mean being disabledOct 14, 2015 10:15 am977 views When Illinois wheelchair athletes aren’t training, Daisy - a two year old basset hound - is on one of their treadmills.Illinois again earns a spot on the Peace Corps’ annual Top Schools listFeb 18, 2016 3:30 pm965 views The University of Illinois is the No. 7 all-time producer of Peace Corps volunteers, with 2,026 graduates having served since the agency was created in 1961.11 faculty chosen for Big Ten Academic Alliance Leadership ProgramsOct 4, 2019 11:00 am920 views Eleven professors at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign have been chosen to participate in leadership programs held by the Big Ten Academic Alliance.Homecoming 101Sep 30, 2019 3:30 pm903 views It’s time to celebrate the remarkable people and history of our university and community. Illinois ranks in Top 25 for international students, study abroadNov 14, 2016 9:30 am885 views According to this year's "Open Doors" data, Illinois ranks No. 5 in the country for international students and No. 15 in the U.S. for numbers of students studying abroad. On the Road to Rio: Paralympic athletes prepare for qualifying trialsJun 10, 2016 9:00 am847 views Wheelchair track head coach Adam Bleakney said he predicts about 8-10 Illini will achieve marks high enough to qualify as official U.S. Paralympic competitors in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, this summer. The Paralympic trials will be held June 30 through July 2 in Charlotte, North Carolina. Happy birthday, Alma Mater!May 24, 2017 12:15 pm807 views In honor of her 88th birthday coinciding with the university’s sesquicentennial celebration, we’re taking a look at some of the iconic moments in Alma’s life.Illinois MakerLab highlighted during White House’s “Week of Making”Jun 12, 2015 8:00 am772 views The White House’s “Week of Making” (June 12 to 18) will highlight the University of Illinois MakerLab as part of MakeSchools, a higher education consortium that promotes making as an important method of learning. Chancellor's 2018 State of the University AddressNov 8, 2018 10:45 am769 views Read or watch Chancellor Robert Jones outline the current challenges and ambitious plans for the future of the Univeristy of Illinois at Urbana-ChampaignIllinois researchers analyze data to challenge assumptions about how we learnSep 22, 2016 9:15 am759 views Can online classes disrupt hundreds of years of traditional teaching? Researchers at Illinois’ Center for Innovation in Teaching and Learning (CITL) analyzed data from participants enrolled in U. of I. Coursera courses to try to answer that question and challenge assumptions about how we learn.Here are a few Illinois faculty you can learn from in (and out) of the classroomAug 17, 2015 9:45 am747 views You see them in class or in the lab, but Illinois faculty are also tweeting, podcasting, Instagramming and making YouTube videos. Let these Illinois professors, scientists, writers and musicians make your social media feed another place to learn.Many countries, one Indoor World CupApr 6, 2015 3:00 pm725 views Many campus events celebrate diversity, international doctoral student Oki Abiodun said, but the Indoor World Cup and a collective passion for soccer really brings students together.Engineering team seeks sponsors to fly miniature greenhouse to the moonMar 22, 2017 3:15 pm713 views Illinois freshmen Alex Darragh and Matt Steinlauf want to be the first engineering farmers to plant a seed and grow it on the moon.